Friday, September 01, 2006

orange-flowers, swallows, and regret

Autumn Rhythm, Jackson Pollock

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

- Helen Hunt Jackson, September

September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt,
evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.

- Alexander Theroux

There comes a time when autumn asks,
"What have you been doing all summer?"

- Anonymous

My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.

- Groucho Marx